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Old 04-29-21, 02:07 PM
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Not sure what "cheap" means but Tifosi is a good bang for the buck.
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Old 04-29-21, 02:10 PM
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I just go to my local walmart and buy whatever $10-15 UV glasses I can find that look good and cover my eyes well. They usually last a few months, break, and I get another pair. I should probably look into darkened safety glasses, but I need them to be UV protection. We cyclists need that.
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Old 04-29-21, 02:25 PM
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They used to give out the colorless version of these at work for safety glasses when going out in the shop. They were one of the few glasses that fit my melon head without causing a lot of pain. I was delighted when I found they also make a sunglass version. Perfect for me. Inexpensive, full coverage, comfortable, neutral gray lens, adjustable temples and no visible distortion. I also use the colorless version for dark, cloudy days. And if they get scratched I just toss them and grab a new pair. Sure, they don't have the cool factor of $200 glasses but I'm at the point in life I really don't care and have other things I rather throw money at.


S&W Safety Glasses (19823), Magnum, Smoke Lenses with Black Frame
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Old 04-29-21, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
What does that mean to you?

I just use tinted safety glasses for cycling. They wrap around somewhat and fit nicely. Mine also have readers on them so a tad more expensive:

Pyramex V2 Reader Bifocal For normal daytime going from sun to shadows.

Radians Rad-Sequel RSx Bifocal with Coffee Lens For really sunny conditions. But a little dark if you are going from sun to shadows often. Unless your eyes are younger and react quicker to the change.

If you don't need the bifocal they are even cheaper.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/safety-sunglasses/

You can buy them by the gross and throw them away each ride. <grin> However using a cotton cloth to clean them, they'll last for a year or more. Use a paper towel and they be scratched up in less than two weeks.

Clear works well for twilight and night rides to keep the wind from drying your eyes.
you just cost me $23... I bought 2 pair
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Old 04-30-21, 03:35 AM
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Ever since I had a stone come off a car tire and break my glasses, I only wear safety glasses with UV protection from Home Depot.

They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and look good.
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Old 04-30-21, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post
Kroops are about 11 bucks if you find a good evilbay snag.

i got 3 pair, two tinted and one clear for twilight rides, very comfortable , vented,

then i got some Rainex anti-fog for cleaning them before each ride.

make sure you et the jockey goggles, not the bicycle goggles
For $11 bucks brand new for Kroops? I would have to think that those might be counterfeit, if you ever have a warranty issue that's when you'll find out for sure. Ebay sells a lot of counterfeit stuff as does Amazon nowadays, with Amazon though you can ask the community if the item you are buying is coming from an authorized retailer, if not you won't have a warranty, with Ebay you probably won't get a response.
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Old 05-01-21, 07:55 AM
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Personally, ever since I found a helmet with a magnetically attachable sun visor I'd never go back to regular sunglasses.



So much better coverage than regular sunglasses, and I can wear my regular glasses underneath the visor.
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Old 05-01-21, 09:53 AM
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I use these and love them. Cheap but well, and purpose made for sports including cycling. Excellent coverage and have UV lenses. The best part besides all the lenses is they include an insert for prescription lenses if you need them. https://www.amazon.com/COMAXSUN-Pola...EBS6EE0ZBNG9TD
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Old 05-01-21, 01:20 PM
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I use safety glasses from an industrial supply company I work with regularly. They are like the ones August West posted but I have them with bifocal lenses . They cost about six dollars a pair and I buy a few pair at a time. They are light and fit well in my helmet with zero discomfort. The ones I buy fit my face perfectly so my eyes don’t water even in colder weather
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Old 05-01-21, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by The Chemist View Post
Personally, ever since I found a helmet with a magnetically attachable sun visor I'd never go back to regular sunglasses.



So much better coverage than regular sunglasses, and I can wear my regular glasses underneath the visor.
But in rain, it will go right down into the "visor"
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Old 05-01-21, 05:09 PM
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My experience: cheap sunglasses are false economy, as they offer poor fit, poor optical quality, and then break more easily and quickly.

I typically buy high-end sunglasses (like Oakley - try Amazon for better prices) and get many years of heavy use out of them. I think I've had my oldest pair of Oakley riding shades for about five years, and they are still going strong.
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Old 05-01-21, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeLite View Post
But in rain, it will go right down into the "visor"
Oh, do I recognize Shanghai? I did a two week China trip just before Covid struck. But back on topic - what is the helmet/shield combo?

edited to add: whoops replied to the wrong person and I see that it is Shanghai!!
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Old 05-02-21, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by kahn View Post
Oh, do I recognize Shanghai? I did a two week China trip just before Covid struck. But back on topic - what is the helmet/shield combo?
This is a helmet shield combo, you've seen these around on cyclists haven't you?



Sorry I couldn't resist, but that helmet would look cool riding around on a bike with, though it maybe a bit heavy. Actually he's referring to this:

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Originally Posted by BikeLite View Post
But in rain, it will go right down into the "visor"
I suppose that's possible, but it'd have to be pretty heavy rain for that, as it doesn't happen with light rain. If the rain was that heavy I just wouldn't be riding anyway.

Originally Posted by kahn View Post
Oh, do I recognize Shanghai? I did a two week China trip just before Covid struck. But back on topic - what is the helmet/shield combo?

edited to add: whoops replied to the wrong person and I see that it is Shanghai!!
Yes, I live in Shanghai. Lived here for nearly 14 years now.

The helmet is one I bought from Taobao, an online marketplace website in China. The brand is Eroade. Giro also makes a similar helmet, but it's much more expensive. The visor is magnetic which is really nice because you can replace it or choose not to use it. I also have a yellow visor which is nice for cloudy or rainy weather, as well as nighttime riding.
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Old 05-03-21, 09:13 AM
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Tifosi are decent for the price.
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Old 05-03-21, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jszollo View Post
Tifosi are decent for the price.
I've had two pairs of those Tifosi glasses, the lenses are cheap to replace unless you get the photo jobs, but they scratch extremely easily, I've never had a pair of glasses scratch as easily as the Tifosi lens do, not even cheap $10 safety glasses that I treat like crap!!!
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Old 05-03-21, 11:55 AM
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As a retired Ophthalmologist, eye health has always been a concern of mine..
Cosmetics aside, any tinted sunglasses dilate your pupils, allowing more harmful light into your eyes, which hastens both cataract formation and macular degeneration. Both are leading causes of vision loss.
Make sure the glasses you wear filter out any light radiation below 400 nanometers. Price does not always equal quality in glasses ,as the profit margin in that industry is huge. However my opinion is don't be penny wise and dollar (health) foolish.

"UV400' refers to UV rays at the top end of the UV spectrum, up to the 400-nanometre wavelength. Sunglasses with this level of protection block an even wider spectrum than the CE and British Standard models, making them the ultimate protection for your eyes."
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Old 05-03-21, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
It’s always best to save as much/spend as little as possible on eye protection, helmets, seatbelts and birth control. I read it on the internet.
Beat me to it. Glasses is NOT the place to cheap out. I bought a pair of Oakleys with their brand prescription lenses. Not cheap, but I haven't regretted it for a single day.
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Old 05-10-21, 10:39 AM
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finally tried the kroops jockey goggles that i bought yesterday. pros: good full coverage, no fogging due to little holes in lens.$27 plus shipping. Cons: not as comfortable as sunglasses, but additional benefit is eyes fully protected from the wind/pollen and as a result much less affected by hay fever. Overall very happy with the purchase and grateful for the reccomendation on this thread.
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Old 05-10-21, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
I use these and love them. Cheap but well, and purpose made for sports including cycling. Excellent coverage and have UV lenses. The best part besides all the lenses is they include an insert for prescription lenses if you need them. https://www.amazon.com/COMAXSUN-Pola...EBS6EE0ZBNG9TD
Thanks, I will give these a try.
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Old 05-10-21, 12:16 PM
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just get disposable walmart sun glasses. You are going to break them anyway and they all protect your eyes the same.
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Old 05-10-21, 12:16 PM
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I've been using a pair of Bolle Rogue glasses. They're ballistic/safety glasses and come with three lenses (although not that easy to swap) and were $30. I originally got them late last fall to have something with clear lenses in low-light riding but like them well enough that I've been using them with the tinted lenses as well.
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i just bought these as recommended here in this thread. it says they are uv 400. hoping that's true. so far very happy with the purchase.
https://www.amazon.com/COMAXSUN-Pola...EBS6EE0ZBNG9TD
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Not sure what "cheap" means but Tifosi is a good bang for the buck.

Yep- have a couple of pairs

Pit Vypers are getting traction too thanks to theit aggressive social media marketing and colorful 80's chic coloring - but i havent tried them yet , just an observation
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Not sure what "cheap" means but Tifosi is a good bang for the buck.
I'm about a month into a pair of Tifosi glasses grabbed during one of their sales - black Davos w/ amber photo lens. So far, my only complaint is that they fog up a little easier than I'm used to. I suspect that the frame on the bottom edge is hindering ventilation more than my previous Oakley M-frames. Other than that, I'm happy.

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